Child & Youth Classes

Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s Assemblé Dance Program

(Formerly known as the Recreation Division)

Bringing children, youth, and adults together with the love of dance.

At Quinte Ballet School of Canada we pride ourselves on providing a professional approach to our training in a non-competitive environment.  The Assemblé Dance Program (ADP) is designed to allow students the time necessary to focus on technique and skill building while still providing opportunities to perform throughout the year.  ADP is an all inclusive program and does not require an audition. ADP students have the same access to the beautiful purposed built studios as our Professional Training Program (PTP); 6 climate controlled studios, as well as spacious change-rooms and lounge, all with complimentary wifi.

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Contact us at ADP@QuinteBalletSchool.com

REGISTRATION FOR 24/25 Starts in August 

OFFICE HOURS:

10:00am-2:00pm Monday- Friday July Only

 

To Register Contact Blythe:

Email: ADP@QuinteBalletSchool.com 

613.962.9274 ex 23


International Students attending local schools in the 23/24 school year are welcome to join our programs. We are conveniently located immediately beside Centennial Secondary.


ADP BALLET 1-6

Ballet 1-6 is offered as a progressive program.  Each level is based on the developmental strength and age of the dancer and takes an average of 2 years to complete.  With a focus on technique and body awareness, dancers gain the strength and control needed to advance. Most classes have live accompaniment with one of our professional pianists; a real luxury in the world of ballet. For students interested in choreography and additional performance opportunities throughout the year, enrolment in the Performance Class is required. All ballet classes participate in our year’s end performance Assemblé . For more detailed information about our ballet syllabus please contact our Dance Coordinator at ADP@QuinteBalletSchool.com


STUDENT PLACEMENT IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DANCE COORDINATOR; AGE POSTED IS A GUIDELINE ONLY

WATCHING WEEK

Watching Week is an opportunity for us to open the studio doors and invite parents and caregivers in to watch our classes.  Teachers will take the time to explain what children have been working on, and students will have the opportunity to demonstrate and perform for their families. Watching Weeks takes place in Terms 1 & 2 only.

 


**New in 2022-23**

PROGRESS REPORTS

We are pleased to offer Progress Reports to our Ballet 1-6 students who are wishing to progress their training in a more focused stream. 

The purpose of the Progress Reports is to give students feedback, both critical and complimentary, that they can use to improve as well as feel good about. Evaluations not only help students to focus on the technical aspects of ballet but also help dancers to get over the nervousness of performing in front of a live audience.   

The evaluation itself will be held during their regular class time and will require no additional preparation.  Both numbered scales and written comments (from the adjudicator and teacher) will be used to communicate the student’s abilities.  Students must be enrolled in 2 or more Ballet classes to participate. Students may take class and opt out of Progress Reports. For more information please contact the Dance Coordinator.


HOLIDAY DANCE

 

Quinte Ballet School’s annual holiday tradition.

 Students in ADP join the PTP student for a delightful festive show featuring the music from the beloved Nutcracker.  All ADP Ballet students are welcome to participate if they are willing to make the commitment to the extra rehearsals.  Ballet 1-3 rehearsals will take place on Saturdays in the months of Oct & Nov, 2024.

More information will be available in September, 2024.


For more information please contact our Dance Coordinator: ADP@QuinteBalletSchool.com


 

PETITES ASSEMBLÉS PROGRAM

Our Petites Assemblés Program is for the very young and is meant as an introduction to the Assemblé  Dance Program (ADP). We develop the imagination and creativity of our young students in addition to the strength, focus and stamina needed for Ballet 1.   In Terms 1 & 2 there will be Watching Days where parents and caregivers are welcome to watch our students in action in a class format.  Students will have the opportunity to perform during our Petites Assemblés Spring Show and Tea! held in May.  This is an opportunity for our youngest students to perform for their family and friends in the safe, calm environment of QBSC studios, followed by a tea party!

 

Creative Dance

Ages: 3+ years
Dress Code: White leotard, white ballet ankle socks, So Danca canvas split-sole slippers. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, white socks, black slippers.  TUESDAYS 4:15-4:45pm

Term 1 (October 15-Dec 3rd, 2024) $125 

Term 2 (January 14-March 4th, 2025) $125

Term 3 (April 1st-May 20th, 2025) $125

Spring Show and Tea! May 20th, 2025

 

PRIMARY 1 

Ages 4+
Dress Code: White leotard, white ballet ankle socks, So Danca canvas split-soled slippers. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, white socks, black slippers. TUESDAYS 4:45-5:30pm

Term 1 (October 15-Dec 3rd, 2024) $150

Term 2 (January 14-March 4th, 2025) $150

Term 3 (April 1st-May 20th, 2025) $150

Spring Show and Tea! May 20th, 2025

PRIMARY 2

Ages 5+
Dress Code: White leotard, white ballet ankle socks, So Danca canvas split-soled slippers. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, white socks, black slippers. TUESDAYS 5:30-6:15pm

Term 1 (October 15-Dec 3rd, 2024) $150

Term 2 (January 14-March 4th, 2025) $150

Term 3 (April 1st-May 20th, 2025) $150

Spring Show and Tea! May 20th, 2025

**Dress Code requirements can be ordered through our Uniform Shop**


 

 

ASSEMBLÉ DANCE PROGRAM

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Most of our classes are à la carte.  Start with a ballet class and add as you please!

*Ballet 4, 5 & 6 require 2 classes weekly.

**Dress Code requirements can be ordered through our Uniform Shop.**

BALLET

BALLET 1
Ages: 6+
Dress Code: Peach Faustine Wear Moi leotard, waist band, ballet pink tights, So Danca canvas split-sole slippers.  Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy bun. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, black slippers, white socks.

Ballet 1A : Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm

Ballet 1B : Thursdays 4:45-5:45pm

BALLET 2
Ages: 8+ 
Dress Code: Coral Faustine Wear Moi leotard, waist band, ballet pink tights, So Danca canvas split-sole slippers. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy bun. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, black slippers, white socks.

Ballet 2A : Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm

BALLET 3
Ages: 10+ 
Dress Code: French Blue Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink tights, So Danca canvas split-sole slippers. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy bun. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, black slippers, white socks.

BALLET 4
Ages: 12+ 
Dress Code: Dark grey Faustine Wear Moi leotard, wrap skirt, ballet pink tights, So Danca canvas split-sole slippers. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy bun. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, black slippers, white socks.

Tuesdays 5:45-7:30 (Ballet 4/5 & Performance)

Thursdays 7:00-8:30 (Ballet 4/5 & Pre Pointe)

BALLET 5
Ages: 14+ 
Dress Code: Prune Faustine Wear Moi leotard, wrap skirt, ballet pink tights, So Danca canvas split-sole slippers. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy bun. Male: Black leggings, dance belt, white form fitting t-shirt, black slippers, white socks.

Tuesdays 5:45-7:30 (Ballet 4/5 & Performance)

Thursdays 7:00-8:30 (Ballet 4/5 & Pre Pointe)

BALLET 6
Ages: 14+
Dress Code: Black Faustine Wear Moi leotard, wrap skirt, ballet pink tights, So Danca canvas split-sole slippers. Other leotard styles may be worn in class. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy bun. Male: Black leggings, dance belt, white form fitting t-shirt, black slippers, white socks.

Mondays 4:30-6:00pm

Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm

We require Ballet 4, 5 & 6 students to be enrolled in 2 ballet classes weekly.  Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the Dance Coordinator.


PERFORMANCE

Performance 1 & 2 is the class where the students prepare for our Holiday Dance in December. It is a 9 week commitment beginning after the Thanksgiving Holiday. Students who wish to take Performance must enrol in at least one ballet class. Performance 2&3 runs the entire year.

PERFORMANCE 1 (Ballet 1 & 2 & 3) 45mins. Saturday (Term 1 only)

PERFORMANCE 2 (Ballet 4 & 5) 45mins. Tuesday 7:00-7:30

PERFORMANCE 3 (Ballet 6) 45mins.   Monday 7-7:45 BG   


PRE POINTE & POINTE

PRE POINTE

Students interested in progressing onto pointe are required to take Pre Pointe first to build the ankle and foot strength needed to safe guard against injury.  

 

POINTE 1 & 2

Both Pointe 1 & 2 require students to be enrolled in at least 2 ballet classes per week.  Placement is at the discretion of the Dance Coordinator. 

Pointe 1: Monday 6:00-6:30pm

Pointe 2: Pointe 6:30-7:00pm

Students are encouraged to purchase pointe shoes at our Pointe Shoe Clinic held in partnership with the Dance Shoppe at QBSC in October.  Contact Dance Coordinator for appointment.

 


 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance brings elements of ballet and modern together for a dynamic and expressive style that is a favourite among our students. 

CONTEMPORARY 1
Ages: 6+ 
Dress Code: Peach/Coral Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, coral Wear Moi shorts. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt.

Tuesdays 4:45-5:45pm

CONTEMPORARY 2
Ages: 10+ 
Dress Code:  French Blue/Dark Grey Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, dark grey Wear Moi shorts. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt.

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

CONTEMPORARY 3
Ages: 14+ 
Dress Code: Prune/Black Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, black Wear Moi shorts. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, dance belt, white form fitting t-shirt.

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm


JAZZ 

Jazz is a performance style with elements of ballet and hip hop.  Rooted in the African American jazz music scene it has grown to include Broadway and commercial dance. At least 1 ballet class is required to enrol.  45mins.

JAZZ 1
Ages: 6+ 
Dress Code: Peach/Coral Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, coral Wear Moi shorts, beige Jazz shoes. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, black Jazz shoes.

Thursdays 4:45-5:30pm

JAZZ 2
Ages: 10+ 
Dress Code: French blue/Dark grey Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, dark grey Wear Moi shorts, black Jazz shoes. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, black Jazz shoes.

Thursdays 4:45-5:30pm

JAZZ/HIP HOP 3
Ages: 14+ 
Dress Code: Prune/Black Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, black Wear Moi shorts, black Jazz shoes. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, dance belt, white form fitting t-shirt.

Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm


HIP HOP

Hip hop dance is a style of street dance that evolved from hip hop culture and hip hop music. It borrows elements from a number of different styles like African dance, tap, and ballet.

HIP HOP
Ages: 6+ 
Dress Code: Loose fitting, comfortable clothes, clean (indoor only) running shoes


TAP 

Tap teaches rhythm and musicality. Tap dancers tend to have a much better sense for accent, dimension, and shading in their other styles of dance. Initially a fusion of British and West African musical and step-dance traditions in America, tap emerged as its own style. 45mins

TAP 1
Ages: 6+ 
Dress Code: Peach/Coral Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, coral Wear Moi shorts, beige Tap shoes. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, black Tap shoes.

TAP 2
Ages: 10+ 
Dress Code: French blue/Dark grey Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, dark grey Wear Moi shorts, black Tap shoes. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, white form fitting t-shirt, black Tap shoes.

TAP 3
Ages: 14+ 
Dress Code: Prune/Black Faustine Wear Moi leotard, ballet pink convertible tights, black Wear Moi shorts, black Tap shoes. Hair: Pulled off face in a tidy ponytail. Male: Black leggings, dance belt, white form fitting t-shirt, black Tap shoes.

Wednesdays 8:15-9:00pm


YOGA

Ages 12+

Mat required

An all level vinyasa style class.  Along with breath control, students will work through sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, back bending, and a closing sequence.


For more information please contact our Dance Coordinator: ADP@QuinteBalletSchool.com


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